Being on lockdown doesn’t have to be boring! Keep yourself occupied and creative with these inspiring tips.
From learning a language to singing exercises, making a photo album to writing a novel, there are plenty of creative ideas you can explore to pass the time. But remember – look after yourself, and don’t push yourself to be productive if you don’t feel like it.
Make some noise during lockdown and try some singing exercises. Work on your breathing and other vocal techniques before letting your hair down with some top tunes.
Breathing work can also help to combat anxiety. There are many resources online to show you how to get started!
Now is the perfect time for planting! Whether it’s on the windowsill or in the garden, it’s an ideal opportunity to grow some plants and flowers. They’ll help to brighten the home and add some colour.
Planting will give you a new ongoing project too, as you nurture and monitor their progress.
Write a book, or short stories
Writing can be an excellent release and a chance to express your emotions – plus it’s free! You don’t have to attempt the next great novel: short stories are an ideal way to start your writing and explore new ideas.
There are many websites with tips for writing and plenty of inspiration for bookworms!
Start a blog
A blog can be a fun way to share your experiences and feelings during lockdown. You could use it as an online writing portfolio, a space to share your passions or as an opportunity to try something new.
You can also create the look and style of the blog. It’s a perfect time to get those creative juices flowing.
Learn a new language
With a wide selection of YouTube videos and online tutorials at your disposal, you could use this time to learn a completely new language.
These resources are often free and have specific classes for language beginners.
Try making new and varied dishes at home and get creative in the kitchen. You could find inspiration in food you’ve eaten at restaurants or items you see in supermarkets.
You can bring innovation into your cooking techniques, try improvising and working with different styles of cuisine.
Reading a book can be immensely inspiring and help kickstart your creativity. It’s good to get away from the computer screen and make time to read.
Take advantage of the free time in lockdown and try a genre you haven’t read before.
Write a letter
Try writing to family or friends. It’s a nice way to stay in touch and express your feelings. It doesn’t need to be complicated. The important thing is you are thinking about them in your letter.
Buy some nice paper and catch up with a friend or family member you haven’t seen in lockdown. It’ll make their day!
Make a photo album/back up your phone pictures
Ensure that your memories are treasured, by taking the time to compile a photo album or scrapbook. You can make a back-up of photos on your phone to ensure you don’t lose them.
The photo album will be a lovely keepsake and one you can keep adding to over time.
Take the time to tackle some interior improvements, painting your walls, upholstering old furniture or rearranging a room.
It’s a great opportunity to think of new ways that can revitalise your home décor.